A huge part of my pain management is distraction. I have to keep busy to try and not let my chronic pan take over, and keeping my mind busy means that I am not focussing on my pain. In this blog post I suggest 10 ways to use distraction as a pain relief and give … Continue reading 10 ways to use distraction as a pain relief
I don't like water and I'm not a huge fan of swimming. I can swim, but I'm not a strong swimmer and I don't hold my breath under water or anything. I don't even like my head being under water. But will aqua classes help with my pain? Your head doesn't go under water in … Continue reading Are aqua classes good for chronic pain?
I've had chronic pain for over 5 years now. I'd love to say that it hasn't changed me and that I'm still the old me, but this isn't true. It's not a bad thing that I've changed, but I know I'm different in some ways than before I started dealing with daily pain. It's bound … Continue reading How my chronic pain has changed me
Part of me doesn’t like to think about my chronic pain journey, what I went through in the early days, and how tough it was at times. But then part of me likes to remember how far I’ve come. This blog post is a very brief summary of the first 2 years of my chronic … Continue reading My chronic pain journey before surgery
It's taken me a few weeks to get my blog set up and at the point where I'm happy with it. I'm new to all this - blogging, website design, WordPress - so it's taken a little longer than planned. But here it is, my first blog post about why I'm blogging about my life … Continue reading My first blog post: why I’m blogging about my pain